Jesus tells us that the Father is the "'vinedresser
(Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek [1974; New York: Harper Collins, 1998], 7-8) (5) In John 15:1-27, we find a related agricultural metaphor in the vinedresser
pruning away moribund or nonproductive branches.
CE (I assume a single figure named Philostratus) holds interest for those interested in fictional romance: the Lives of the Sophists (regarding the so-called Second Sophistic), The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, the wonder-worker who travelled throughout Greece, Asia Minor, India and elsewhere, and the Heroicus, the brilliantly bizarre account of a Phoenician merchant meeting a Greek vinedresser
, who through contact with his patron, the thrice-born Protesilaos, has remarkable access to the true story of what happened at Troy and its heroes.
Two daughters of a Borsch vinedresser
, Jorg Offenbach, and their colleague, Ottilia, displayed singular courage when arrested by the Cathedral Chapter.
Judith Sutera and Paul Soupiset (illustrator); THE VINEDRESSER
'S NOTEBOOK; Abingdon Press (Nonfiction: Religion) 15.99 ISBN: 9781426773839
Dufour would largely be forgotten today if it were not for his book, "The American VineDresser
's Guide." Pinney points out, however, that while Dufour did not make the first commercial wine in this country, he made it possible for others to do so.
Amos responds by mocking Amaziah, saying that he cannot be fired since he does not work for the king; he is a normal person, a sheepherder and a vinedresser
, called by God to pronounce judgment upon Israel.
But I am pondering Jesus saying to his disciples, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser
. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit." (John 15:1-2)
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser
. Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit....
The above-cited passage--in the form of a dialogue between the Vinedresser
and the Phoenician--reads as follows: (1)
In "The Tax Gatherer," Bastiat describes a conversation between a vinedresser
named Jacques Bonhomme (the French version of "Joe Sixpack") and Monsieur LaSouche, the tax collector.
For example, the True Vine imagery may depict the provision of sustenance and a consistent supply of necessary interpersonal resources as summarized by the phrase "life in community." There is more to consider for the context suggests the vinedresser
's care, correction and pruning' (Keener, 2003).